Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, also known as Cumbrian Wrestling, or more commonly Westmorland Wrestling, is an ancient and well-practised tradition in Cumbria. It bears
enough of a resemblance to Scottish Backhold, which is practised just north of the border, for them to be classed under the joint heading North Country style.
The origin of the North Country style of wrestling is a matter of debate, with some describing it as having evolved from Norse wrestling brought over by Viking invaders. Other historians
associate it with the Cornish and Gouren styles indicating that it may have developed out of a longer-standing Celtic tradition, and the Fédération International des Luttes
Celtique classes Westmorland wrestling as Celtic.